Weekly Newsletter 15 September 2019





Priest’s contacts:

Fr Maurice McMorrow P.P.028 66348250 /

Mobile 087 2584813

Fr Benny Fitzpatrick C.C.049 9521221 /

Mobile 087 3899345

Pastoral Area – Priest in the Cluster:

Fr Gerry Alwill P.P. Derrylin, 028 67742839

15th  September 2019


Twenty Fourth  Sunday in Ordinary Time

St Naile’s Church, Kinawley

St Mary’s Church Swanlinbar                                      

Sunday 15th 10am:              Kevin McManus, Springtown, Anniversary Mass (Family Reader)

Monday 16th 7pm:               Hugh Patrick & Mary Ellen Magee, Clonliffe. Anniversary Mass.

Tuesday 17th 9.30am:        As Requested

Friday 20th 8pm: Eileen & Patrick Corrigan Shanvalley & deceased members of Crudden & Corrigan families.

Sunday 22nd 10am:             Patrick McCauley, Tirmoonan Anniversary Mass (Family Reader)


Adoration on Tuesday 10am to 12 noon & 6pm to 10pm.


Divine Mercy Devotions commencing on Monday 23rd September evening after 7pm Mass.

Sunday 15th 11am:              Sean McHugh, Clontarf & late of Swanlinbar Months Memory Mass (Family Reader & Gifts)

Friday 20th 7pm: As Requested.

Sunday 22nd 11am:             Pat & Grace Doonan, Cloghoe, Swanlinbar (Family Reader & Gifts)



Eucharistic Adoration on Tuesday 5pm to 9pm.

Church Repair Fund: please continue to support this fund. 

St Joseph’s Young Priest’s Society wish to thank all who contributed to their annual collection which amounted to €1,400.50.  This will be forwarded to the Head Quarters in Dublin and will be used for the education of students to the priesthood and religious life.  You will be remembered in Masses and prayers for the society.


St Patrick’s Church Killesher

St Lasir’s Church, Wheathill        

Saturday 14th 8pm:              Gerald Gilheaney, Drumbrughas Anniversary Mass (Family reader).

Wednesday 18th 9.30am As Requested

Saturday 21st 8pm:              Jimmy Leonard, Gortacarn, Month’s Memory Mass (Family reader)


Eucharistic Adoration in Killesher on Wednesdays 7.30pm to 8.30pm.



Sunday 15th 9am:                People of the Parish

Sunday 22nd 9am:               Ignatius McGovern, Drumbrochas Anniversary Mass. (Reader of the Month)


Apostolic Society annual display will take place in Killesher on Saturday 28th September, St Naile’s Church, Kinawley on Sunday 29th and in Wheathill Sunday 29th Swanlinbar 13th October. Usual collection will be taken up. Your support will be much appreciated.

Blessing of the Graves Kinawley Church and New Cemetery directly after 10am Mass Sunday 3rd November.  There will be Refreshments afterwards in the Community Centre.

Baptismal Preparation Programme: Wednesday 9th October at 8pm in Killesher Church.

St. Vincent de Paul: Helpline Number: 077 32222137  

North West S.T.O.P.: Free Counselling Available, Contact 086 777 2009 Or 1850 211 877.

Parish Office Details: E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Kinawley: Tel: 028 66348250 on Wednesday 2.30 - 5.30pm (Helen) - Mass Bookings for Kinawley / Killesher / Wheathill, Fr Maurice will take Mass bookings at all other times. Swanlinbar: Fr Benny on Tuesday (10am – 1pm) 00353499521221.





1. Kinawley GAA Notes: Club Lotto Sunday 08/09/19. Numbers drawn were: 2, 5, 6, 9. No jackpot winner. Lucky Dip Winners: £20 – Rita McNulty, Macken £10 – Seamus Gilbride, Graffey Road £10 – Sean Corrigan, Shanvalley £10 – McKenna Family, Moher Next week's jackpot will be £6800. Supervisors are Hugh Owens, Terence Baxter, Gerry Owens, Tony Cullen. Please support this important weekly fundraiser. Please remember 10.30pm deadline on Sunday nights. Cairde Brian Boru (Friends of Brian Boru) - This initiative has been launched but there is still a chance to enter. You can return forms to any committee member. Well done to the Senior men on a brilliant win over Belcoo to become Intermediate Champions. The Senior ladies championship final vs Newtown will be Saturday 21st at 5pm in Derrygonnelly. Save the date to get as many supporters out as possible. Hard luck to the U13 boys in the Division 1 Final. Well done to the U16 girls who have made the Championship Final which will be played on Wednesday the 18th. Updates will be posted on the club social media. Good luck to the U14 girls who were invited to the Kilmacud Crokes All Ireland U14 7s games this Saturday. Wishing you all a safe and enjoyable experience. We want to wish the Fermanagh Ladies and management luck in their All Ireland Junior Final on Sunday the 15th at 11.45am. We ask as many people to go and show your support with having so many club members on the panel. 

2. Swanlinbar Gaa Notes 9th September 2019 Blotto Numbers Drawn No Jackpot Winner €20 Each Gretta Mc Kiernan, Ballyconnell Michael Darcy, Drumcondra, Swanlinbar Martina Bannon, Templeport Seamus & Patricia c/o Butchers Christina Mc Gahey, Arney Eamonn & Ann Gorman, Beragh, Co. Tyrone Jackpot will be €7600. Draw will take place at Bingo on Monday night you can now do your Blotto online at   

Bingo Total prize fund which can be won on next Monday night is €4,550. Snowball on game 5 on 45 calls or less for €2,100

Quickie game for the line €100 and for panel €250. On game 10 there is the usual €1,000 to be won. Monday night's winner was Marie McAuley, Swanlinbar.

We played Bailieboro in the Intermediate Championship on Sunday last and we lost Bailieboro 2-13 Swanlinbar 0-15 Swanlinbar

We play Ramor United on weekend 22/23 September in our last game of the season. The club would like to congratulate Kinawley Gaa on winning the Intermediate Championship on last Saturday and good luck in the Ulster Championship

3. Swanlinbar Development Association: Calling all budding actresses and actors’ speech and drama classes will be starting back on Sunday 15th September in Trivia House, Swanlinbar from 12.30-1.30 for 4-14 year olds and new members are very welcome. Text or call Steph on 00447852147264 to book your place Diane Lee returns to Trivia House to help us transform our unloved pieces of furniture into new updated versions.  Bring a small piece of furniture – this is upcycling NOT full major furniture restoration.  This class proved extremely popular in the springtime. Wednesday 18 September @ 10.30 am - 12.30 pm 6 weeks upcycling class 12 persons limit therefore booking your place is essential on 087 090 3253 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Funded through International Fund for Ireland - Finding our Way Project Foraging with Frederick Parkinson - ever wondered what’s safe and not so good to eat ?  Frederick will talk on foraging plants, mushrooms and foraged wine and have some samples to try out. Thursday 19 September at 7.30 pm Trivia House Swanlinbar. Funded through International Fund for Ireland - Finding our Way Project - no need to book a place all welcome.

4. Kinawley Community Centre Seniors Daffodil Club – starting this Monday 16th September @ 10.30am in the community centre with fun activities and refreshments each week, start your week off in good company. Everyone is welcome Boccia/New Age Curling starting on Wednesday mornings 25th September 10.30am this is supported by funding from Sport NI/FODC  New Exercise Class -  Circuits Class Thursdays 8pm everyone welcome £5 per session Snow White Family Pantomime in Kinawley Community Centre at 2 pm on Saturday 19th October 2019. This imaginative and enthralling family experience will be performed by renowned M&M Theatrical Productions. For more information or bookings, please contact Roisin Smyth 0779 557 1535 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Facebook @kinawleyhall.  

5. Killesher Toddle Tots will commence on Monday 23rd September in Larganess Centre hours 10.15am to 11.45am.  All mums, dads and grandparents are welcome.

6. Benaughlin CCÉ are looking for volunteers to help out our committee and to help with the events leading up to the Fermanagh Fleadh 2020. If you could spare the time and your expertise please contact Fiona on 07821538520/ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

7. Slieve Rushen Heritage Group Public Meeting It is proposed to form a new group to preserve and record the heritage of the Slieve Rushen and surrounding areas. The group is eager to record local memories of times past, old customs, traditions and significant sites. A public meeting will be held in St. Mary’s Hall Teemore on 16th September 2019 at 8pm to give further details. Representatives across all communities are warmly invited to attend. 

8. St Aidan’s PTFA Crochet class by Tina with a wide range of new crochet ideas and techniques in St Aidan’s High School Derrylin every Thursday evening 7pm to 9pm beginners welcome £4 per night Guest Tea Saturday 21st September in St Ninnidhs Hall Derrylin music by Vincy Walmsley with full bar facilities available Fundraising in Aid of St Aidan’s PTFA For any details please contact Fiona 07854410448 or Mary on 07816 919242

9. St. Mogue’s College The Save our Schools Committee remain focused and committed to our mandate- to keep both St. Mogue’s College and St. Bricin’s College open and in receipt of the proper funding they deserve. Our honest campaign continues as we explore a number of avenues. Thank you for your support so far.